Ages ago, I did a short post on Dragons of the World, where I whizzed around the globe, highlighting the different dragons which lived in various parts of the world. This month, I’m going to delve into more depth on the subject. Starting in my home continent of Europe, and travelling east, we shall look, in more detail, at the various kinds of dragon you can expect to find around the world.

American Amphithere (or Moth Dragon)

amphithere_by_amphithereAmerican dragons, both North and South, are renowned for being feathered dragons, and the Moth Dragon is no different. Predominantly purple in colour, however blue, green and red variations have been noted. They have a long neck, soft spines the length of the body, two wings, but no legs, instead, using a long tail to grip onto branches and their wings are capable of beating so fast that they can hover in place, making them the only dragon able to do so.

These dragons live all over america, in open grassland, canyons and rocky foothills, quite fond of warm open climates. Due to this, their diet is made up of the large indigenous mammals of North America, typically buffalo. Sometimes horses or cowboys out late at night. They have a nasty bite, and use their body for constriction, and posses flame breath, and will use them without much provocation.

They are small pack animals, typically up to ten in number, and will all rally to hunt or protect young dragons. They used to be solitary animals, but were nearly hunted to extinction, and since then seemed to have changed behaviour to avoid extinction, and the rising population of these dragons seems to indicate that it is working.

Dwarf Dragon

Commonly found in Canada, but occasionally in Northern parts of Asia, such as Siberia, the dwarf dragon is, as the name suggests, small. It can range between 6 inches to a foot in size, with four limbs and tiny wings, although it can walk on it’s too hind legs and use its front legs to carry objects around, and they are well designed to do this. Notably, it can carry a hefty weight around without much struggle, up to three times its own body weight.

8-11--evelyn_kitchThe dwarf dragons are commonly bright blue in colour with paler stomachs, and bright red eyes. They don’t rely on camouflage to escape larger predators, but are very quick, nimble, and use large numbers to evade or drive off predators. Dwarf dragons in the wild tend to live in hives of up to several hundred strong, ruled by a single queen. A swarm can be very deadly, since large numbers can easily swarm and overwhelm a target (but they can be distracted by shiny objects, and handle of sequins has been known to work well) but on their own these dragons are seldom dangerous, and are easily tamed and trained as house pets. Although they are prone to biting.

Biting, ripping, tearing and nipping are their main forms of attack, but they are most notable for their aerial acrobatics and their love of shiny things. If they have an audience, they will happily perform tricks, however, if they fly low, they might be trying to steal your watch or jewellery!

That’s it for the North American dragons. Next week, South American dragons.